Glenn Mendez had prepared locally bred filly Streaking Far to become one of the best locally bred fillies in Trinidad and Tobago in 2018. The Laurence Berment owned horse scored three wins from ten starts making her arguably the best locally three-year-old in the country.
Streaking Far registered her first victory when she beat Cramers Rule on Friday - February 2nd in 1,750 metres event, before being sent out for the Royal Colours Classic over 1,350 metres, a distance short of her best. However, she found only the speedy Princess Sophia from the powerful John O’Brien stable too good.
One of her best performances came next, when she came out for the first jewel of Local Racing’s ‘Triple Crown ‘ the Grade One Guineas over 1,800 metres when only the best three-year-old at that time General JN owned by Jerry Narace and trained by John O’Brien was a convincing winner. Streaking Far lost no caste in being the runner-up. Her shrewd trainer gave her a six-week break before having her return to the track on May 19th where she was again victorious over 1750 metres when getting the better of Blind Date.
With that race under her belt she was now prepped and ready to take her chance in the second jewel of local racing’s ‘Triple Crown’ on June 19th - The Midsummer Classic over 1900 metres. On this occasion, she did not fire as was expected and finished fourth behind general JN, which was again an impressive winner.
She had another six weeks to recuperate before being aimed at the T & T Breeders Classic (GR.11.R) Native Bred Three-year-old on August 1st.
On this occasion she found only the Shivam Maharaj owned Affirmative too good. Her next stop was on the Independence Day Card on August 31st in the T&T Oaks over 1800 metres. She simply showed the fillies, that she had no peers, winning how she wanted.
The came to the biggest assignment of her career when she would meet the boys for the thirds time in her career in the final leg of local racing’s ‘Triple Crown’ the Carib Brewery Trinidad Derby on Republic Day. She ran a grand race in defeat but met two superior horses in Cape Canaveral and General JN. Cape Canaveral her stablemate was racing unbeaten in four starts when he destroyed General JN in the prestigious Blue Riband event over 2000 metres.
The Lawrence Bermnent owned filly was third behind the talented Master of War and Peace N Glory on October before closing her season with another fourth-place finish on Boxing Day behind the classy and improving Master of War.
Clearly, she has battled the boys and has deservingly streaked far away from all locally bred fillies. She looks deserving of a Jetsam Award.